7 Iconic Films – And The Drinking Games You Should Play When You Watch Them

8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
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The Premise: A convicted criminal pleads insanity to avoid a sentence working hard labor. Emboldened by his anti-authoritarian attitude, his fellow patients rebel. It’s all fun and games until someone gets a lobotomy.

The Game: Drink every time Nurse Ratched is a cold, heartless bitch, or every time one of the patients exhibits a flash of sanity.



Any Movie Made Before 1960
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Unless you’re a movie buff, you’re probably not as well-versed in classic cinema as you ought to be. Blame it on shortening attention spans, the advent of CGI, or the number of hours in the day; it doesn’t change the fact we’re all long overdue to watch a movie for ‘culture’ instead of entertainment. So pick a classic, any classic, preferably one you haven’t seen.

The Game: Drink every time you hear an iconic line and think, “Oh, that’s where that came from!” Actually, drink constantly. Preferably gin martinis. That’s what people did back then, right?

Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.